Defeat of the Spanish Armada
Defeat of the Spanish Armada, bronze gilt medal, 1588, by G van Bijlaer, the Spanish fleet, some of them sinking in the foreground with the legend around, VENI VIDE VIVE/1588, rev. Pope, King, bishops and others seated in consultation with bandaged eyes, seated on a floor of spikes, DUREM. EST. CONTRA. STIMULOS. CALCITRARE(IT IS HARD TO KICK AGAINST THE PRICKS), 50mm (MI 144/111), a contemporary cast. Attempted piercing, very fine. £Sold
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